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Social media in education

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Social media in education has the power to transform all manner of aspects of school life. How students learn, how parents interact with the school, how teachers can develop their CPD, can all be t…

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Mark Anderson sums up it up perfectly when he states that "social media in education has the power to transform all manner of aspects of school life". This site contains a vast collection of tweets from educators with brief examples of how they implemented social media in education.

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Facebook as a tool in the classroom | Web 2.0 edu

Facebook as a tool in the classroom | Web 2.0 edu | Social Media in Education | Scoop.it
This year I have decided to use Facebook as a means of communicating with students and parents outside of the classroom.

Via Betty Clevenger
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This is a great blog by Jeremy Kaiser, who describes himself as a "teacher trying to figure out how to best use technology to teach the future generation". In this blog, Jeremy Kaiser describes his experience as he decided to use Facebook as a "means of communication with students and parents outside of the classroom". He explains that he wrote this blog at early phase in this implementation and he is surprised that so few students have liked the page. I am hoping Jeremy Kaiser posts a follow-up with an update on his progress because I believe he will be successful in this implementation.

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How one teacher uses Facebook to post her classroom assignments.

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Hillsborough School Board makes social media policy - WFLA

Hillsborough School Board makes social media policy - WFLA | Social Media in Education | Scoop.it
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I like this news article by Adrienne Pedersen because it discusses the creation of a new policy that is being introduced by Hillsborough School Board to allows teachers to send messages to students via text and social media. This is becoming a common policy and I believe it will only increase as we head into a bright and exciting future in which social media will have an increased role in education.

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Teachers, use social media to your advantage - The Alestle

Teachers, use social media to your advantage - The Alestle | Social Media in Education | Scoop.it
Earlier this semester, I heard an instructor in the mass communications department say social media is not a valid form of journalism and this is one sector of a view I have heard from many people over the past few years.
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The author, Dani Wilson, states in this article that some instructors believe that social media can be distracting in a classroom. I agree that this is a possibility, but not when it's used correctly. I agree with Wilson when he states that when used correctly, social media can be beneficial because it can allow everyone to "participate in class discussions".

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How are teachers using social media? | Pragmatic Education

How are teachers using social media? | Pragmatic Education | Social Media in Education | Scoop.it
"The internet: probably the most important human invention since the printing press…" A long-overdue technological revolution in education is at last under way, says The Economist. This week, The Economist ran a briefing on education technology.

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This is an interesting blog by Joe Kirby that includes many Twitter posts in which people post their response to the following question:  "How are teachers using social media?"  Of the many responses, I especially liked one that said "it's like a massive staffroom that's always open!" I can totally agree with that response.

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Teachers reluctant to adopt social media in the classroom - Education Dive

Teachers reluctant to adopt social media in the classroom - Education Dive | Social Media in Education | Scoop.it
A survey of US educators from the University of Phoenix College of Education reveals just 13% use social media as a teaching tool.
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This article was written by Kate Schimel and she discusses results from a survey completed by the University of Phoenix College which show that teachers are hesitant to use social media in the classroom.  I found it amazing that the results show that only 13% of teachers use social media as an instructional tool, which is extremely low in my opinion.

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Guest post*: Social Media in Education: Revolution or Distraction? | David Murphy's Occasional Blog

Guest post*: Social Media in Education: Revolution or Distraction? | David Murphy's Occasional Blog | Social Media in Education | Scoop.it
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Dr. David Murphy's blog describes both the good and the bad of using social media in the classroom. Since most of the material I have posted here is mostly positive, this one provides some things to look out for. Among the bad, Murphy states that a 2010 Kaiser Family Foundation study found that "the entertainment elements present in social media and other digital devices tended to have a greater effect on students from low-income backgrounds, who were more distracted from work".

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Twitter in the classroom - ICTEvangelist

Twitter in the classroom - ICTEvangelist | Social Media in Education | Scoop.it
A blog post with 30 do's and don'ts on the use of Twitter in the classroom

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The author of this blog is Mark Anderson and he discusses the do's and don't's of using Twitter in the classroom. He includes some specific tips, as well as things to avoid when using Twitter for education. This is a great article to read if you are an educator interested in using Twitter as a teaching tool.

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Teacher Shares Tips on Using Twitter in the Classroom - Education World

Teacher Shares Tips on Using Twitter in the Classroom - Education World | Social Media in Education | Scoop.it
Kindergarten teacher Sharon Davison shares several tips to help educators use Twitter effectively and allow students to share their ideas beyond the walls of their classroom.
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This article was written by Kassondra Granata, in which she shares tips from a teacher, Sharon Davidson, on using Twitter in the classroom. Granata writes that Davidson believes that using "Twitter effectively" can "allow students to share ideas beyond the walls of the classroom". That is a very powerful statement and sums up this informative article.

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ISU Professor on Social Media in Higher Education

Rey Junco, Associate Professor of Education at Iowa State University, discusses the benefits of using social media in the classroom. In his new book, "Engaging ...
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This is a brief, but informative YouTube video by Rey Junco, Associate Professor of Education at Iowa State University. He discusses the benefits of using social media in the classroom. One of the benefits he discusses is that he has found that students that discuss a class topic on social media are able to have better discussions in class about that topic.

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Social Media in the Classroom | TeachHUB

Social Media in the Classroom | TeachHUB | Social Media in Education | Scoop.it
In this teacher blog, Don Goble shares his reasons for using social media in the classroom and some easy solutions for common problems schools having when using social media as learning tools.
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This is one of the best articles I have read on the subject of using social media in the classroom. Mostly because it discusses the reality of this technology. In the article, it states that the only way to get teachers to embrace social media in the classroom is by changing the "culture of teaching". Easier said than done. However, I believe we have to take steps in that direction.

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Social Media in the Classroom: A Field Guide

Social Media in the Classroom: A Field Guide | Social Media in Education | Scoop.it
We want our students to be good people, good citizens, and good friends. Now, as technology grows more and more present in our students’ lives, we need to teach them how to be responsible internet ...

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This is a great guide for any teacher interested in implementing social media in their classroom. It has many useful tips, as well as some nice graphics. One useful tip explains the importance of using a contract that students sign to acknowledge acceptance of the rules of the social media policy. For more useful tips, read this informative article.

Candace Theriot's curator insight, October 19, 2015 5:22 AM

It is a constant struggle between getting kids ready for the real world by teaching them how to harness the power of social media and doing it safely. This article has some good points and some good suggestions about how to use social media in the classroom. I didn't realize that organizations like Nasa hosted live Twitter chats where kids can ask experts questions directly. What a great opportunity! I also plan to post the THINK acronym shared here in my classroom. 

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3 Ways Professors are Using Social Media In The Classroom

3 Ways Professors are Using Social Media In The Classroom | Social Media in Education | Scoop.it
Social media is a powerful tool to better prepare the next generation of employees. Here are 3 ways professors are using social media in the classroom.

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In this article, Allie Russell explains three ways in which professors started using social media in the classroom for marketing students. Of the three, I found one very interesting. Allie Russell explains that "building on traditional techniques with new technologies" is one way to use social media in the classroom. If you are teaching a marketing class, this is a must read.

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Lawrence school district expanding social media education for students, parents - Lawrence Journal World

Lawrence school district expanding social media education for students, parents - Lawrence Journal World | Social Media in Education | Scoop.it
Lawrence school district expanding social media education for students, parents Lawrence Journal World With teenagers spending an increasing amount of time on social media, officials with the Lawrence school district hope that education for parents...
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This is a great article by Rochelle Valverde, in which she talks about educating parents and students on how to use social media responsibly. However,  she then goes further and discusses how social media can be incorporated into the school curriculum to include parents and students in the learning community. 

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Skype in the classroom

Skype in the classroom | Social Media in Education | Scoop.it
Skype in the classroom. 266 755 J’aime · 1886 en parlent. A community to help teachers connect their students to the world: Go to http://education.skype.com

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Skype in the Classroom is a great Facebook site. It is described on the site as "an online community that helps teachers use Skype to enrich educational experiences". I am not an educator, but I believe that if I were, I would take advantages of these tools to broaden my ability to educate my students.  I believe that using technology to provide new and exciting ways to learn would create a huge advantage in keeping student motivated and eager to learn.

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Survey reveals why teachers aren't embracing so - eSchool News

Survey reveals why teachers aren't embracing so - eSchool News | Social Media in Education | Scoop.it
A new survey reveals a shockingly low number of educators have integrated social media into their classrooms.
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Laura Devaney reports in this article that a survey conducted by the University of Phoenix College of Education found that "just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning". Even more surprising to me, 62 percent said "they are reluctant to use social media in the classroom". The findings also indicated that the main issue was the lack of training, which I can agree with. Lack of training in any new process would cause reluctance in its implementation.

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Teachers Turn to Twitter for Solutions, Connection - Education Week

Teachers Turn to Twitter for Solutions, Connection - Education Week | Social Media in Education | Scoop.it
Educators say the social media platform offers immediacy and practicality often missing from school PD programs.
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Ross Brenneman is the author of this article and he states that "growing numbers of teachers have been taking to twitter to network and learn from other educators". I think there are many options when it comes to using social media in education, but using twitter to create networking opportunities among educators is most likely the most common.

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Teachers & Social Media | Teachers & Social Media

Teachers & Social Media | Teachers & Social Media | Social Media in Education | Scoop.it
RT @CoreEducation: RT @CoreEducation: Derek Wenmoth from Core Education talks about how teachers can benefit from using social media: http://t.co/HgS3zlhZ ...

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This is an entire website with resources for the benefits of using social media in the classroom. The content of this website is created by Education Council of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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Most Educators Don't Use Social Media in the Classroom. Is Lack of Training to ... - Education World

Most Educators Don't Use Social Media in the Classroom. Is Lack of Training to ... - Education World | Social Media in Education | Scoop.it
A recently released study from University of Phoenix College of Education revealed that the number of educators using social media in the classroom is actually decreasing as many express a reluctance to embrace social media platforms.
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This article was written by Nicole Gorman in which  she discusses how most educators don't use social media in the classroom. She list various studies which reflect that the use of social media in the classroom is actually decreasing. She goes on to state that "a lack of training could be directly related to a hesitance felt by teachers to expose their classrooms to the fast-paced and completely transparent environment of the social media world", which I totally agree with.

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The Use of Social Media in School Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Use of Social Media in School Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Social Media in Education | Scoop.it
The use of social media in school infographic plus awesome Teacher's Guides to social learning in classroom!
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Great graphics that are focused on using social media in education. There are statistics, examples, and graphical representation of the benefits of using social media in the classroom. This is a great reference for any educator looking to provide information on the benefits of using social media in education.

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Twitter in the Classroom | techdiva29

Twitter in the Classroom | techdiva29 | Social Media in Education | Scoop.it
About a month ago, I wrote a blog post about social media in the classroom and have been meaning to follow it up with a post about Twitter in the classroom. Summer is to blame!
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This is a great blog, but unfortunately I was unable to find the authors complete name. I only found her username of techdiva29 and first name that I believe is Shelly. The best part of this blog is that the author gave examples of using Twitter in different subjects, including Math, Science, History, Geography, Language, and others including a section for general tips.

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Social Media Use in Education

A fun and interactive video promoting the use of social media in learning and teaching.-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www.powtoon.com/ .
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Very cool video by Briana Mysak on using social media in education. The use of graphics and text is perfect for this short and informative video. Of the many suggestions in the video on how to incorporate social media in the classroom, I found one most interesting. Briana Mysak states that one option is to "use Skype to bring excursions into the classroom". This is an interesting idea, that I had not considered. This would be an excellent way to incorporate live conferences with subject matter experts from any location. Great idea!

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Incorporating Social Media in Higher Education Classrooms

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Great YouTube video by Dr. Jennifer Edwards where she provides 5 tips on incorporating social media in higher education.  I think of the tips, I most appreciated one in which she says that a benefit of incorporating social media is the ability to incorporate posts from subject matter experts into the classroom. This has much potential and is definitely a huge benefit of using social media.

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Teachers Found to Avoid Social Media in Classroom - Education ...

Many teachers are using social networking in their personal lives to connect and communicate with friends and colleagues, but have not incorporated the technology into their interactions with students and parents because of ...
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  • In this article, Michelle R. Davis explains that a survey of 1005 full-time teachers, only 18% had integrated social media into their classrooms. In addition, 80% of these teachers said they "worried about negative outcomes from the use of social networking" in the classroom. These are interesting statistics, although they do not surprise me. But I believe that the positive outweighs the negative when it comes to using social media in the classroom.
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Using Social Media in the Classroom: Quick Tips

Using Social Media in the Classroom: Quick Tips | Social Media in Education | Scoop.it
Fri Fun Facts is dedicated to some pro-tips on the classroom. I use this term pro-tips in a tongue in cheek way. 1. What is the purpose of the social media use in the classroom? Transferable skills...

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Professor Janni Aragon lists five tips on using social media in the classroom in this blog. I agree with all tips, but find one of the tips especially important. Aragon states that you must be "clear with students" about the "purpose of the social media use in the classroom". I believe this is very important because it will help keep all students in line with requirements.

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Pros and Cons of Social Media in the Classroom -- Campus Technology

Pros and Cons of Social Media in the Classroom -- Campus Technology | Social Media in Education | Scoop.it
While some educators embrace social media as an effective learning tool, others argue that it's disruptive and ultimately hinders learning and instruction. Social media is already on campus--but does it belong in the classroom?

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This article by Karen Ledere is excellent because she discusses the pros and cons of social media in education. She lists four benefits and three risks, and these risks are definitely worth reviewing prior to implementing social media in the classroom. The first first she discusses is how social media can be a distraction. The second is the risk of cyberbullying, and the final risk is that social media can discourage face-to-face communication. This article is definitely worth a read before you implement social media in your classroom.

Natali L's curator insight, May 30, 2015 4:37 PM

Selles artiklis  on juttu  sotsiaalmeedia kasutamise plussidest ja miinustest õppetöös.